How to Check Joomla Version in 3 Ways

Checking the Joomla version your website is using lets you know if you are running the latest version of Joomla or not.

In this JovialGuide, we will show you how to check Joomla version in 3 ways.

Method 1: How to Check Joomla Version via FTP

With this method, you can check Joomla version by connecting to the File Manager or FTP client of your hosting account.

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To check Joomla version via FTP, log-into your hosting account and open the “public_html” folder.

If you installed Joomla to the root directory, then for Joomla 3x, open Root (public_html) » libraries » src » Version.php.

However, if you installed Joomla in a subdirectory, then for Joomla 3x, open Root (public_html) » your-joomla-subfolder » libraries » src » Version.php.

Locate the line that has “Const Release”.

The value after “Const Release =” is the Joomla version your website is running.

If This method of checking Joomla version is not comfortable to you, goto the next section for another method.

Method 2: How to Check Joomla Version via Online Tool

If you follow this method of checking Joomla version, you will find it by using an online tool.

WhatCMS is an online tool that allows you check which CMS a website is running. It can also be used to check Joomla version of a website.

To check Joomla version via online tool, goto WhatCMS.

Once you are there, locate the box for check the CMS type and enter your Joomla website URL into the field.

WhatCMS Website URL

Wait for it to fetch data, and you will see the Joomla version your website is using.

If you do not like this method of checking Joomla version, goto the next section for the last method.

Method 3: How to Check Joomla Version via Joomla Administrator

This method of checking Joomla version is the simplest and the easiest, since it has to do with the Joomla control panel.

If you are new to Joomla, see how to learn Joomla and overview of the Joomla control panel.

To check Joomla version via the Joomla control panel, log-into your Joomla administrator.

Once you are logged-in, look at the bottom right corner of the screen, there you will see the Joomla version your website is running.

Joomla Version in Control Panel

Alternatively, you can check Joomla version via control panel by going to System » System Information.

System - System Information

Under the “System” tab, look closely, you will see the Joomla version your website is running.

System - System Information - Joomla Version

We hope this JovialGuide helps you learn how to check Joomla version in 3 ways.

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